Over the course of the 6 years that I've been living with a Colostomy/Ileostomy, I have heard one phrase over and over and over again: "I don't know how you do that, I could never do it." Occasionally, I've also heard: "I'd rather die than have to live with an Ostomy." The first one, is […] Read the whole post!
Okay, so the title of this post - sorta gave it away... but I finally received my email from the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America saying that I'd been accepted as a Camp Counselor for Camp Oasis!! I'm so excited and grateful for such an awesome new experience. I'll let this little video do […] Read the whole post!
Hey there friends! I'm so excited to introduce my new YouTube channel! This is something I've wanted to implement onto my blog for a long time and I'm really excited to get started. "Vlogging" is a really fun way to hear my story and stay on top of what's going on in my world. I've […] Read the whole post!
Well, have I done any good? This question has been on my mind a lot lately. I'm not exactly positive why that is. It could be because I feel like I'm not doing enough and my guilty conscience is wreaking havoc on me. Or it could be because I just watched that inspiring Russian video and the […] Read the whole post!
Did you know today is International Happiness Day? I didn't even know that was a "thing." I'm really glad I know this now! Something I'll definitely celebrate every year. No wonder I've been in such a good mood today. It could also be because I heard Third Eye Blind on the radio this morning. Or […] Read the whole post!
How many of you out there watched Dawson's Creek? Wordy teenage angst set amongst a beautiful, small town, waterfront community? Raise your hands if you tuned in every week... Come on people - be honest - get those hands up! Alright, that's more like it! So did you love Dawson or Pacey? I know, that's […] Read the whole post!
I've been thinking a lot about what I would want to read, if I was newly diagnosed and found this blog. I look back on my life at the time of my diagnosis, and I don't remember doing a ton of research... I was 20. I was too busy wanting to go hang out with […] Read the whole post!
As you know, I've been working on a journaling project recently so that my son can get a glimpse into who I am as a person. I want him to know me as a woman who has dreams and aspirations, maybe even a life before he came along - and not just as a Mom. This project […] Read the whole post!
If you're a regular visitor to my site, then you may have noticed that I've been working to add some pages with all the important information that people need to know about Crohn's Disease. My goal is to create a space where someone who suspects they may have Crohn's or has recently been diagnosed can come and […] Read the whole post!
Ahh, don't you just love exploring the lighter side of life with an ostomy? Anyway - guess what? This month marks my 6th “Ostoversary.” In case you’re new to this fabulous term, which I know you are because I just made it up, it’s a combo – Ostomy/Anniversary. This is a big deal you guys! […] Read the whole post!